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2011-04-01 10:46:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lance® Sandwich Crackers is partnering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to support the organization's efforts to find better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any age, in which the body is unable to produce the insulin needed to turn food into energy. People with the disease must test their blood sugar and administer...

2011-03-25 07:00:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN) today provided a business update and reported its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2010. "Our Neo-Urinary Conduit clinical trial in patients with bladder cancer is advancing as expected and investigators are continuing to gather valuable insights to optimize the surgical procedure," stated Steven Nichtberger, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Tengion. "In parallel, we continue...

2011-03-23 10:54:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced the addition of two renal research and clinical experts, Ben Humphreys, M.D., Ph.D. and Giuseppe Remuzzi, M.D., F.R.C.P., from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Mario Negri Institute respectively, to its panel of Research & Development Advisors. This panel provides counsel to Tengion and engages leading researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates with...

2011-01-27 08:48:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The drug rt-PA may prevent infection in kidney dialysis patients, according to a new study. People with kidney failure undergo hemodialysis -- a treatment that cleans out their blood. Often, a catheter is required. However, catheter malfunction is a complication that involves blood clots forming at the catheter tip as well as infections in the bloodstream. The drug heparin is used as a locking solution in the catheter after dialysis to help prevent malfunction and keep...

2011-01-21 14:34:57

Screening may be warranted when the disease runs in families Mutations in a gene called INF2 are by far the most common cause of a dominantly inherited condition that leads to kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results may help with screening, prevention, and therapy. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) attacks the kidney's filtering system and causes serious scarring. Approximately 20,000...

2010-12-07 07:30:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced that data from the Company's Neo-Kidney Augment(TM), Neo-GI Augment(TM), and Neo-Urinary Conduit(TM) programs are being featured in several posters and oral presentations at the TERMIS North America annual meeting being held December 5-8, in Orlando, Florida. Key data featured include the first presentations on the Neo-Kidney Augment mechanism of action,...

2010-11-03 08:28:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Kidney failure affects nearly half a million individuals in the United States, and 48 percent of sufferers are 60 years of age or older. Kidney disease patients who receive a transplant live longer than those that remain on dialysis. Elderly people with kidney failure are getting kidney transplants more often than they did a decade ago. This suggests that the chances of receiving a kidney transplant are better than ever for older people. Living and deceased organ...

2010-11-01 15:43:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN) today provided a business update and reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. "We recently achieved a major milestone with the implantation of our Neo-Urinary Conduit in the first bladder cancer patient. We and our investigators believe that this first successful implant will facilitate future enrollment," stated Steven Nichtberger, M.D., Tengion President and...

2010-10-29 18:51:24

Older patients are twice as likely to get a kidney transplant than a decade ago Elderly patients with kidney failure get kidney transplants more often than they did a decade ago, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that the chances of receiving a kidney transplant are better than ever for an older patient who needs one. Kidney failure afflicts nearly half a million individuals in the...

2010-09-14 00:54:32

Experimental drug decreases size and number of cysts in animal model In work suggesting a new approach to treating polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a leading cause of kidney failure, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston were able to block the formation of fluid-filled cysts, the hallmark of the disease, in a mouse model. Their findings, using a compound that inhibits a receptor known as c-Met, will be published in the September 13th online edition of the Journal of Clinical...


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